Marbelous Wood

Marbelous Wood is a pinewood floor decorated with a marbling technique. The pattern reflects the growth ring patterns in the natural wood, and the unique ornamentation of the wood is perceived with renewed visual intensity. The ornamentation of the wood itself has been enlarged and intensified. The wooden planks are made one by one, and thus each floor board acquires a unique pattern of coloured stripes. Pernille Snedker Hansen has combined the traditions of marbling from the bookbinding profession with the traditional Scandinavian pinewood floor, creating a wooden floor that forms a never-ending array of details and colour combinations at one’s feet. In Pernille Snedker Hansen’s own words: ’ As the eye moves across the floor and further into the horizon, the details blur, which leads to a calmer and more natural, monochrome surface.’

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Pernille Snedker Hansen

b. 1978, Danish textile artist and designer

Pernille Snedker Hansen studied Textile Design at the Kolding School of Design in 2004 and has a Masters Degree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, where she studied Creative Practice for Narrative Environments, in 2007. Among other events, Pernille Snedker Hansen took part in the Biennale for Crafts and Design 2011 in Kolding, where she was nominated for the Biennale Award. In 2009 she exhibited at Gallery 2012 in Copenhagen together with American artist Will Gurley in an exhibition entitled ’The Playce Between’. At the Hayward Gallery in London in 2006 she co-designed an outdoor way-finding system entitled ’Stairs to Dan Flavin’. She received a working grant from the Danish Arts Foundations in 2010, grants from Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Foundation of 1968 for three consecutive years and a grant from the private foundation Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond in 2010 and in 2011 a grant from 15 Juni Fonden In 2012 she won a Wallpaper Design Award for her Marbelous Wood flooring.

Pernille Snedker Hansen wants the surfaces she creates to spark curiosity and indirectly change our way of sensing, perceiving and living in our surroundings. She uses nature as an active contributor and leaves some of the finished expression up to natural factors. She believes that the transformable, tactile and poetic quality of textile design can be used to communicate and help change social and sustainable values in the built environment.

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1 m2 (= 10 boards, each board: W: 13,5 L: 73 )
nature, brown, grey, orange
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